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Feb 10 08:46

German SPD Leader Turns Down Foreign Minister Post in New Cabinet

Martin Schulz, the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), had previously decided he would accept the post of foreign minister in the country's new cabinet, counter to still earlier claims that he wouldn't do so, after the coalition talks with Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance succeeded.

Schulz has turned down the post of the foreign minister under increasing pressure from his own party, because of his earlier pledge that he will not become part of the cabinet headed by Angela Merkel.

"I hereby renounce joining the federal government and at the same time implore that this should be an end to debates about personalities" within the SPD, Schulz said in a statement.

Feb 10 08:45

German AfD Party to Set Up Newsroom in Spring to Bypass 'Fake News'

The parliamentary group of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is going to redirect its communication to its own newsroom scheduled to be launched in spring in order to avoid any misinterpretations of party's positions by mainstream media, AfD parliamentary leader Alice Weidel said Thursday.

"As long as the AfD is ignored by many media or deliberately targeted by fake news, there can only be this way," Weidel told the Focus magazine, commenting on the party's move.

Feb 09 10:30

German Feminist SJW Rebecca Sommer Reveals “It’s Too Late For Germany”, Announces Plans To Emigrate To Migrant-Free Poland

…Well, that is – for some people it’s not a secret…

Feb 09 07:11

Worries for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Experts from the State Office for Road Construction said in the autumn that they expected a further decline in the road’s condition, but they were unable to say when this would happen.

Peat deposits under the motorway have been identified as responsible for the collapse, but it is still unclear what exactly happened in the ground that led to the roadway sinking. Experts have speculated that the foundations of the road were too weak to support it.

Meanwhile, the timetable for the rebuild of the road has been published. A spokeswoman for the ministry said that construction companies can apply for the contract until February 22nd. The applications will then be evaluated over six weeks, before three bidders are asked to submit a more detailed plan. Within six weeks the successful bidder will then be chosen.

Transport Minister Christian Pegel (SPD) has said that the motorway will be completely restored by 2021.

Feb 09 07:10

Merkel, the eternal Chancellor now past her zenith

Angela Merkel has survived multiple crises but her obstacle-strewn path to a fourth term has prompted suggestions she is past her peak, leaving Germans to ponder life without the veteran chancellor.

After 12 years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy, the leader who is often called the world's most powerful woman is facing a battle for her political survival - and all she can do is wait.

Her hope of forming a new government now lies with some 460,000 rank-and-file members of the centre-left Social Democrats, who will vote on whether to approve a hard-fought coalition deal hammered out with her conservative bloc.

Organising the postal ballot is slated to take around three weeks, prolonging the uncertainty that has dogged Germany and drained Merkel's influence since September's inconclusive general election.

Feb 09 07:09

Here's why it is becoming ever harder to create stable German governments

If and when a German government is finally welded together, it will be more or less half a year since the election. With populist parties waiting in the wings, the future of German politics as we know it looks ever less certain.

On Wednesday afternoon, a mere 136 days after the election, Angela Merkel was able to announce that she had reached a deal with the Social Democrats to form a new grand coalition government. The deal still isn’t sealed though - we will now have to wait three weeks before it's put to a vote of the SPD membership.

Feb 08 13:16

Professor Stephen F. Cohen: Rethinking Putin – A Critical Reading

Professor Cohen is right: the real Putin has absolutely nothing, nothing at all, in common with the pseudo-Putin the Western media presents to its infinitely gullible and zombified audience.

I do believe that Professor Cohen will eventually go down in history as the most intellectually honest and courageous Russia expert in the US. In the meanwhile, the West is still stuck in its old, ideological ways: imperialism, nationalism and messianic exclusivism on one hand, and a complete surrender to post-modernism, cultural self-hatred, petty minority politics and moral relativism on the other.

Feb 08 09:51

“IT’S TOO LATE FOR GERMANY”: GERMAN FEMINIST SJW ADMITS SHE GOT IT WRONG ON IMMIGRATION, PLANS TO EMIGRATE FOR HER RETIREMENT

…”I thought their medieval view was going to change with time…but after having seen these situations occur repeatedly and observing what was happening around me, as a volunteer, I have had to recognise that the Muslim refugees have grown up with values that are totally different, they have undergone brainwashing from childhood on and are indoctrinated by Islam and absolutely do not intend to adopt our values. Worse, they regard we infidels with disdain and arrogance.”

“It was a jarring perception when I noticed that these people I had helped, who were eating, drinking, dancing and laughing with me, who didn’t pray, who didn’t go to the mosque, who didn’t respect Ramadan, who made fun of religion and deeply religious people, called me ‘the stupid German whore’ when they were eating my food and were in my garden.”

Feb 08 09:47

German Coalition Gov't Deal to Speed Up 'Downfall' of CDU/CSU, SPD Parties - AfD

The coalition government deal reached by the CDU/CSU union and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) earlier on Wednesday will only speed up the decline of the three participants and boost the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the AfD spokesman, Joerg Meuthen, told Sputnik.

Germany's two largest parties, the union of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria and the SPD, each saw the number of their seats in Bundestag go down at the latest parliamentary election in September, following the previous so-called Grand Coalition government, while the AfD, a Bundestag first-timer, became the third largest force in the German parliament with 94 seats out of 709.

Feb 08 09:45

Over 2,000 Germans March Against Mass Migration in City Experiencing Wave of Migrant Crime

Around 2,000 demonstrators gathered in the German city of Cottbus over the weekend to protest mass migration after the city had seen a rise in violence that often involved migrants.

The protest, organised by the group Zukunft Heimat or Future Homeland, saw 2,000 individuals gather to protest the ongoing migrant violence in the city, Deutsche Welle reports.

Among the protesters were everyday Germans, young and old, along with right-wing activists.

Feb 07 08:54

Germany's Angela Merkel finally reaches coalition deal with SPD

After protracted talks, Angela Merkel's conservatives have made a deal with the Social Democrats for a new coalition contract in Germany. The SPD confirmed this in a message to its members, who will have the final say.

Feb 07 08:53

Germans Increasingly Opposed to Sanctions Against Russia - AfD Party Lawmaker

Ordinary German people are increasingly taking a critical attitude toward EU sanctions against Russia, a member of the North Rhine-Westphalia state parliament, Christian Blex, said Tuesday.

A group of German lawmakers from three regional parliaments arrived in Crimea on Saturday and are set to stay there until February 9. The delegation consists of Alternative for Germany (AfD) party members.

"The ordinary people are gradually more critical toward anti-Russia sanctions, and we have seen recently, especially in the eastern German states, that more and more criticism is taking place," Blex told reporters.

Feb 07 08:42

Germany Takes the Lead in Breaking EU Rules

The largest country of the European Union has found itself holding first place as the most frequent violator of the union's rules. While Germany is in the proverbial pillory in Brussels with 74 cases, the opposition is calling the country's leadership to account.

The image of being at the helm of Europe, which Germany has held for many years, is now overshadowed by numbers provided by the country's economy ministry upon the request of the Green Party. As the German news outlet Handelsblatt reports, 74 cases have been opened against the largest EU economy for breaking the union's regulations. This is 20% more than Germany faced in 2013, when the new coalition government with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Socialist Party of Germany began its term.

Feb 06 08:20

Merkel, Schultz, & The Prelude To A European Liquidity Shock

If there was ever an example of political leadership selling out their constituents for their own agendas it is the coalition negotiations happening in Germany right now.

Both Angela Merkel and SPD Leader Martin Schultz have to retain power in Germany in order to retain power in Brussels heading up the European Union. To do this they will agree to anything regardless of what Germans actually want.

Feb 06 08:10

Police hunt ‘WITCHES’ after teenager is ‘dropped into a cauldron of BOILING WATER’

GERMAN police are hunting two “witches” accused of dropping a teenager into a cauldron of boiling water, after the 18-year-old was “handed over” by her friends at a creepy witchcraft carnival.

Feb 06 08:04

Small firearms ownership on the rise in Germany: whom are they arming against?

Two years have passed since the Chancellor of Germany accepted more than 1 million immigrants from the countries of the Middle East.

According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, there is a growing demand for small firearms and non-lethal weapons, including gas pistols, torch and stun guns, and pepper spray.

In Germany, crimes involving weapons are relatively rare, but this issue is increasingly brought to the fore during political discussion

Feb 05 15:50

German Pro-Refugee Feminist Says She Was Wrong On Immigration, Plans to Emigrate to Poland

In 2012 Rebecca Sommer founded the refugee aid association Arbeitsgruppe Flucht + Menschen-Rechte (AG F+M) [Working Group Asylum + Human Rights]. At the end of 2015, this artist, photographer and journalist and documentary maker applauded Angela Merkel’s decision to open German’s borders to the “refugees” who had been blocked in Hungary, despite the vacuum effect this would create. “At that time I wanted to help everyone and truly believed that all these people were fleeing hell and were in a state of complete distress,” the German activist explained in an article published by the conservative Polish weekly Do Rzeczy on 15 January, discussing how she woke up to reality.

Feb 05 10:36

Why has an Israeli Nazi-hunter embraced Germany’s neo-Nazis?

While the Israeli government continues to feign outrage at Poland’s law tacitly protecting Holocaust revision and denial, modern-day Nazi politicians and their Israeli colleagues continue to tighten their embrace.

In the latest incident exposing their ideological affinities, Rafi Eitan, the Mossad agent credited with capturing the leading Nazi Adolf Eichmann in 1961, recorded a video praising Alternative for Germany, the neo-Nazi party that surged to almost 100 seats in Germany’s general election last September.

AfD – as the party is known by its German initials – proudly posted the video on its Facebook page, quoting key parts.

Feb 05 08:38

German stocks PLUNGE: DAX tumbles at open as Merkel’s coalition talks pass without a deal

THE GERMAN stock market suffered a sharp fall this morning after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) failed to conclude coalition negotiations in time to meet a self-imposed Sunday deadline.

Feb 05 08:36

Secret Price Fixing Among German Carmakers

After numerous scandals in recent years, the German automobile industry is facing scrutiny yet again. This time, VW, Daimler, BMW and Bosch are believed to have colluded on steel price fixing.

Feb 05 08:34

Support For SPD Dives: German Coalition Doubts Mount

Support for SPD, in coalition talks with CDU/CSU to form a German government, is now at a record low. Doubts mount.

The poll results are from the Tagesschau.De article SPD Trend Slips to 18 Percent.

Feb 04 07:47

MERKEL CLINGS ON: German chancellor's last-chance coalition talks reach STALEMATE

ANGELA MERKEL'S last-chance coalition talks with Martin Schulz's SPD group are set to drag on after the agreed deadline after members reached a stalemate over healthcare issues.

Feb 03 11:41

‘Germany’s most expensive ENEMY!' Backlash at magazine's astonishing attack on Trump

Wirtschaft Woche claims Germany as a business location is “endangered” as a result of Mr Trump’s aggressive tax, trade and monetary policies.

The magazine has been criticised for the tone of its cover story on President Trump.

Klaus Weinmann, founder and CEO of CANCOM an IT service management company, said: “The layout is too negative for me.

“Trump surely doesn't get any sympathy from us.

Feb 03 11:38

Almost 100 Attacks Against Christians Registered in Germany in 2017 - Report

The success of Germany’s multiculturalism policy has been questioned after statistics from the German Federal Police Office appear to show that a traditional Christian state is no longer a safe place for the believers.

The number of crimes targeting Christians in Germany reached nearly 100 cases last year, according to a report by the Federal Police Office. These stats have been gathered for the first time after a demand by the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and its head Thomas de Maizière after several notorious cases.

A homicide, grave and minor bodily injuries and arson are listed in the dossier. In a quarter of attacks churches and Christian symbols were hit and damaged. The murder case in the report is the one in Bavarian Prien am Chiemsee in April 2017, where a failed Afghan asylum seeker is said to have stabbed to death an Afghan Christian convert woman in front of her children.

Feb 03 11:38

'Merkel's fall has begun!' Chancellor's last-chance coalition talks as her popularity dips

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has entered crunch talks to form a coalition and end political instability, but experts warn “her decline has begun” as she has support from just 25 percent of the country.

Feb 02 09:14

In German GroKo talks, not much love for Europe

European politicians, intellectuals, think tankers and business leaders have all hailed the hoped-for rebirth of Germany’s “grand coalition” as a game-changer for the EU in recent days.

“La GroKo allemande,” a headline in France’s Libération declared, is “the chance for Macron’s Europe.”

If all goes according to plan, the thinking goes, Germany’s two biggest parties will have agreed to remarry by the end of the weekend, bringing Europe a big step closer to a new dawn, as Berlin seizes the initiative on European reform to lead the Continent forward.

Feb 02 08:53

WATCH: German Women Launch Campaign Highlighting Increased Violence Against Women as a Result of Mass Migration

A group of German women have launched a campaign called #120db to lend a voice to women who have been physically or sexually attacked as a result of mass migration policies.

The group, which calls itself 120 Decibels after the sound intensity of rape alarms, launched a video this week in which several members list the names of recent victims of violence committed by asylum seekers.

The women in the video reference the recent case of a young girl called Mia, who was stabbed to death by her former asylum seeker boyfriend in the German city of Kandel, as well as Maria Ladenburger, who was raped and killed allegedly by migrant who lied about being underage, and 11-year-old Ebba Akerlund, who was torn in half after being struck by a lorry during the Stockholm terror attack last year.

Feb 02 08:52

Bundeswehr breakdown: What’s gone wrong for Germany’s army?

The Bundeswehr, one of NATO’s largest militaries, is now a steady source of news about planes that can’t fly, tanks that break down and troops that admire the Nazis. So what exactly has gone wrong in Germany’s army?

It emerged last week that the German military can’t find enough money to fund a long-awaited modernization of its newest Puma infantry fighting vehicles – which to many didn’t exactly come as a surprise.

Indeed, the news added to a steady stream of stories describing how poorly the Bundeswehr is performing, both in peacetime and during overseas deployments in conflict zones. Local newspapers are full of accounts about combat aircraft that lack vital parts or suffer technical failures, tanks and armored vehicles that can’t operate, or soldiers that sympathize with the Third Reich and its armed forces, the Wehrmacht.

Feb 02 08:50

REVEALED: Why Angela Merkel REALLY opened the borders to Germany - and Europe

ANGELA Merkel welcomed more than one million refugees into Germany during the European migrant crisis to save Berlin from losing millions of euros from a Greece bail out deal, a politics expert has claimed.

Feb 01 12:48

USA wants to bury Nord Stream 2 project in Europe, but not in Germany. Russia tells the constantly complaining Poland to source its own gas

Washington does not stop its attempts to bury the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project, which is supposed to transport Russian gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his recent visit to Poland that the Nord Stream 2 project represents a threat to the overall security and stability of Europe in the field of energy policy, because the project is part of Russia's plan to monopolise energy supplies. The US Secretary of State made the statement in the Polish capital, and it was not accidental. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravetsky is an ardent adversary of the project. Washington's motives are also understandable: the US is striving to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian natural gas to increase exports of its liquefied gas to the countries of the Old World. Recently, however, ten countries in the EU Council advocated the adoption of a directive that could block the construction of the Russian gas pipeline.

Jan 31 15:03

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Industrial Workers Strike In Germany

As Germany’s ruling elite conspires to form a new government to slash workers’ wages, attack democratic rights and remilitarize the country, the working class is giving its response in the form of the country’s biggest strike movement in 15 years.

On Wednesday, more than 65,000 workers in Germany’s metal and electrical industries will strike for 24 hours. On Thursday and Friday, hundreds of thousands more will follow. The IG Metall union has called 24-hour warning strikes nationwide in 250 companies, including Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen.

Jan 31 08:17

Shock as Merkel’s business leaders rally AGAINST Macron and Juncker’s EU integration plans

ANGELA Merkel’s ongoing attempts to reform a so-called “Grand Coalition” with the Social Democrats (SPD) will ultimately result in a more bureaucratic and less stable European Union, business leaders in Germany have warned.

Jan 31 08:15

‘Step down, Chancellor!’ Allies turn on Merkel as rivals scramble to steal her job

The Chancellor is hoping to form a ‘Grand Coalition’ with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) but talks rest on Martin Schulz convincing his party members to approve the link.

Fears are growing Angela Merkel’s coalition dream is set to crumble, sparking another federal election - with critics and allies alike warning she is unlikely to survive another vote as Chancellor.

In a blunt example of this turning tide, Mrs Merkel was told by a CDU party member at a regional conference: “Chancellor Merkel, step back.”

Jan 29 11:38

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is In Service To Israel

Americans are so totally brainwashed by Israeli propaganda that there is no public restraint on Washington serving Israel’s interest.

Peter Jenkins, a former British ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, expresses concerns about the decisions of France, Germany, and the UK to appease President Trump on fixing “flaws” in the Iranian nuclear agreement.

Jan 29 08:10

‘Step Up the Pressure’: German Workers to Stage More 24-Hour Strikes

After late-night labor talks in Germany between powerful unions and industrial manufacturers failed to reach an accord, the country’s largest trade union has announced a series of rolling 24-hour strikes, expected to slow production amid an upsurge in the economy.

Jan 29 07:00

The swamp are stumped by Trump!

This once again proves the Liberal Media’s distortion of reality.

It turns out America’s most “hated” and “racist” President attracts the crowd at DAVOS and get close to a Hero’s welcome at the World Economic Forum, while moving his # America First, # MAGA agenda forward.

It turned out in Saudi Arabia President Trump received the grandest red carpet treatment ever accorded to an American President by the leaders of the Arab and Muslim world.

So, is it President Trump’s leadership or is it America’s role in the world?

Jan 27 11:45

Merkel calls for end to talks on new government as power ebbs away

Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Friday for a quick end to the last stretch of tortuous negotiations to forge a government for Germany, in a race against time to stop her power slipping away at home and abroad.
As she arrived for the final round of talks with potential partners in

Jan 26 07:10

End of Merkel: Chancellor refuses to budge on Germany borders in crunch coalition talks

ANGELA Merkel’s conservatives are refusing to give in to potential coalition partners on the issue of immigration as Germany prepares for crunch talks on forming a new government.

Jan 25 08:49

Merkel hit by HUGE rise in Germany’s left: Chancellor's coalition deal could be SCUPPERED

GERMAN politicians fear a left-wing plot to halt a grand coalition deal, amid a huge upsurge in membership applications to the SPD.

Jan 25 08:47

Merkel's Government Increased Arms Exports to Countries Beyond EU, NATO

The German government headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorized the arms exports to the counties beyond the European Union and NATO in larger amounts than the previous cabinets, local media reported.

Thus, in 2017 alone, Germany's arms exports to the countries outside the European Union and NATO totalled 3.79 billion euros ($4.66 billion), which is an increase of 100 million euros compared to 2016, the ARD TV channel reported, citing information provided by the country's Economy Ministry.

Jan 24 16:41

When it comes to Davos, it’s inequality, stupid

This is what ‘the great and the good’ in the business world will not be discussing during the annual talk-fest at the Swiss luxury resort.
This is the exclusive club, which meets in the luxury Swiss resort each year to discuss the global business environment.

Davos is essentially double-dip land. On one side, we have ‘Bad for Labor’, with millions in the West thrown into an unemployment hell or suffering from a wages freeze. On the other side, we have ‘Good for Capital’, with companies flush with cash. Yet the result is uncertainty, all over again.

Jan 24 15:50

Western Europe Must Return and Rediscover Their Christian Roots to Counter the Muslim Invasion and the New World Order

Once a long time ago in western European countries of Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and France had strong Christian roots. The people were very strong in biblical principles that promoted high moral standards being the salt of the earth. Now it seems the Church has become very ineffective no longer the moral compass of Western Europe. Christianity was a very strong influence in Western European societies long ago, now the church is just a structure and no longer an institution as a strong moral anchor to preserve stability their societies.

Jan 24 14:06

Western Europe Must Return and Rediscover Their Christian Roots to Counter the Muslim Invasion and the New World Order

Once a long time ago in western European countries of Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and France had strong Christian roots. The people were very strong in biblical principles that promoted high moral standard being the salt of the earth. Now it seems the Church has become very ineffective no longer the moral compass of Western Europe. Christianity was a very strong influence in Western European societies, now the church is just a structure and no longer an institution as a strong moral anchor to preserve their society.

Jan 24 12:24

Worthy rant by fed up German woman

A video of a woman who says that she “cannot deal with this fear anymore”. The woman, called “Mona Maja” recorded the video to say how migration has changed her country and how the media is pretending that everything is normal.

Jan 22 07:06

Worthy rant by fed up German woman

Jan 21 14:58

Germany's SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance

Germany's divided Social Democrats will hold a crunch vote on Sunday on whether to pursue a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, or plunge the nation into political turmoil.

Jan 19 09:46

Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

Long-distance trains across the country have been cancelled until further notice, Deutsche Bahn (DB) said on Thursday as it took precautions against hurricane "Friederike."

For safety reasons, long-distance trains will not be running until further notice, a DB spokesperson told the German Press Agency (DPA) on Thursday afternoon.

Jan 19 09:40

China in talks for sale of jet engine technology to Germany

China is in talks to sell Germany state-of-the-art machinery and technology critical in the manufacture of high-performance jet engines, a senior government scientist has revealed.The machinery produced turbine blades capable of withstanding temperatures several hundred degrees Celsius higher than the melting point of metallic alloys, the scientist said. The scientist, who is involved in the negotiations, asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Jan 18 08:45

Germany upholds Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project

Germany has submitted legal findings on draft amendments to the Gas Directive to the European Commission, which claim that the EC has failed to demonstrate any explanations or clear arguments showing how the proposals can help the Energy Union reach its goals, Vedomosti writes citing a European official. Moreover, the amendments are unnecessary, since the European legislation fully covers the companies and infrastructure connected with offshore pipelines on EU territory, the document obtained by the paper says. This makes the initiative to expand the requirements to split supplies and transit providers or access of third parties to pipelines importing gas to Europe unreasonable, the document notes. Germany considers the proposals to be unacceptable, "both from the viewpoint of European and international law"...

Jan 17 10:59

Hitler’s Auschwitz bookkeeper to finally face justice as 94-year-old deemed fit for jail

GERMAN prosecutors today said an 11th hour plea for clemency by former SS man Oskar Groening has failed and that he is headed to jail.

Jan 16 07:51

Germany's SPD at odds over coalition plan

Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats voiced scepticism Sunday over a preliminary coalition agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, days after the hard-fought deal was hailed as a breakthrough.

Jan 16 07:46

'Europe is DISMEMBERING itself' German politician SAVAGES Macron and Merkel's EU greed

A LEADING German politician has delivered a scathing attack on Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Martin Schulz for using the European project to destroy the ordinary life of Europeans.

Jan 15 10:17

German State TV In A Nutshell

A bizarre clip from German TV showing a mother converting to Islam in front of her impressionable young child went viral over the weekend.

Jan 15 08:11

PICTURES: Historic German Church Demolished as Mosques Multiply Across the Country

The 19th century Church of St Lambertus in Immerath, Germany, has been torn down despite public protests, as mosques and Islamic centres multiply across the country.

The huge building, which was “notable for its double towers and neo-Romanesque design”, according to the Catholic Herald, was demolished by the RWE mining company to make way for an opencast lignite mine.

Jan 15 08:10

Germany braces for LIFE AFTER MERKEL as coalition worries put Chancellor’s future in doubt

ANGELA Merkel’s 17-year term as Germany’s chancellor could soon be at an end despite striking a deal this week which could finally pave the way for her to form a coalition government.

Jan 14 08:09

Germany at mercy of former EU chief Schulz as Angela Merkel hails coalition as ‘new dawn’

The German Chancellor has struggled to form a coalition after winning the nation’s election last year.

But now early agreements between Mrs Merkel and Martin Schulz, leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD) and former President of the European Parliament, are set to cement their partnership.

While a formal deal cannot be negotiated until the SPD’s special conference on January 21, Mrs Merkel has agreed on a slew of concessions to maintain her position as she looks to enter an historic fourth term – putting her on par with arch-Europhile Helmut Kohl and the first German Chancellor Konrad Adenaur.

Jan 13 13:27

How Will President Trump Deal With A Rogue California Government Making the State a Third World S-hole?

The state of California government has gone rogue and out of control. What happens in California can have some major ramifications nationwide if something is not done to put the state government in check. The state Legislator has passed laws that go far beyond infringing on people’s personal liberties. What is going on in the state is a major train wreck getting ready to happen that could have been preventable.

Jan 13 09:23

German-US relations after a year of Trump: what has changed?

When Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the US last January, politicians in Berlin worried that it could have a dramatic impact on relations between the two allies. A year on there are reasons for optimism, as well as continued concern.

Jan 13 06:15

Migrants must visit Nazi concentration camps, Germany's Jewish council says

New migrants to Germany must visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to help tackle a perceived rise in anti-Semitism, Germany’s Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday, supporting a proposal by a Palestinian-German politician.
Anti-Semitism remains a sensitive issue in Germany, one of Israel’s closest allies, more than 70 years after the end of the Nazi-era Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed.
Note: How does 2% of the population with their lies control 98% of the people?

Jan 12 09:30

Op-ed calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran

In the opinion article published Tuesday, the author claims that only through nuclear annihilation of Iran and Germany, with 20 or 30 nuclear bombs each, can Israelis prevent the state’s destruction.

“If Israel does not walk in the ways of God’s Bible,” author Chen Ben-Eliyahu wrote in Hebrew, “it will receive a heavy punishment of near complete destruction and doom and only a few will be saved.”

Jan 11 12:36

German court overturns acquittal of ‘sharia police’ Islamists

The men, in orange vests bearing the words “Sharia Police”, are charged with breaking a law banning political uniforms – a law that aimed to prevent street movements such as the early Nazi party.

Jan 11 10:07

Historic German church demolished to make way for brown coal mine

Built in large part by local people and consecrated in 1891, St Lambertus church in Immerath, North Rhine-Westphalia state, was ripped down by diggers' hydraulic arms on Monday and Tuesday, leaving a heap of rubble where the neo-Roman nave and twin towers once stood.

Police brought in reinforcements Monday to manage a crowd of protesters who held up the demolition for five hours, local newspaper Rheinische Post reported.

"Those who destroy culture destroy people too," a banner held up by Greenpeace demonstrators read.

Jan 11 10:01

Merkel warns of 'big obstacles' as coalition talks come down to crunch

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a last-ditch round of negotiations Thursday.

The veteran leader, who is battling to form a new government to salvage her political future, warned it would be a "tough day" of talks, which were expected to stretch well into the night.

Jan 11 09:42

Germany preparing for WAR? German teens enlist in record numbers thanks to social media

More than 2,000 soldiers under the age of 18 served in the Bundeswehr last year.

The figures show the number of teenagers under the age of 18 that joined the army ranks for a six-month trial period last year exceeded 2,000 for the first time.

A total of 2,128 minors served in the Bundeswehr last year, including 448 girls.

Germany is one of the few countries where people under 18 can register their interest in signing up.

Jan 11 09:25

German Police Halt Convoy of US Howitzers Over Irregularities

A convoy of six US howitzers was stopped this week while travelling through Germany’s eastern state of Saxony after local traffic police found multiple irregularities in how they were being transported.

The Saxony police said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the US military transport of self-propelled M109s from Poland had been halted a day before outside the town of Bautzen.

Jan 11 09:25

Germany's Child Soldiers: Bundeswehr Recruits Record Number of Minors in 2017

Since 2011, when the German government suspended compulsory military conscription, the number of underage soldiers in the country's army has tripled. Dozens of recruits under the age of 18 have been reported, even after they finished their probationary period.

Jan 09 15:30

How a German children’s channel promotes child marriages with migrants

A film on the German children’s channel KIKA has sparked controversy in the country.

The film had already aired in November, but it gained relevance after a German girl was murdered by a migrant last month and another almost drowned by her migrant boyfriend. Both cases were relationship related.

Children’s channel KIKA broadcasted the program about a 16-year-old German girl, Malvina, who fell in love with a Syrian Muslim migrant called Diaa. At first the age of Diaa was 17, but later KIKA corrected that to 19, in a special statement.

Jan 09 10:03

MERKEL MADNESS GRIPS GERMANY

As Germany turns into a repressive violent state travellers are on a ‘visit at your peril’ red alert. Entangled in electoral mayhem and threatened by refugee violence the Merkel regime is said to be staring into the abyss.

Normal life is fast disappearing. Also disappearing are many Germans now fleeing to Hungary and Poles returning to their homeland to escape rampant refugee violence gripping Germany’s once beautiful cities.

Greece has suffered a calamitous 41 percent drop in tourism as a consequence of the invasion by non-European benefit bandits. German’s tourist sector is reeling from an even greater drop in visitor figures. Private properties in the hotel and leisure sector have been commandeered by the state to accommodate invaders.

Jan 08 08:59

Merkel Exposed: Germany, France Reeling Under Refugees' Crime Waves, Welfare Costs

A new German study, based on data that Angela Merkel’s government had kept hidden, has confirmed statistically what Merkel’s opponents have charged: The refugee tsunami to which Merkel opened Germany’s (and all of Europe’s) gates in 2015-2016, has also brought a huge crime wave. If this information had been allowed to reach German voters before last September’s federal elections, media darling Merkel likely would not have won her fourth term as chancellor. Merkel and her Left allies have always denied the refugee-asylee-migrant crime connection. Now that the facts are out (at least a small fraction — most of the data is still restricted) — the Left is trying to spin the evidence to argue for more Muslim migrants and more migrant benefits. Incredible?

Jan 08 07:50

"Spare Us The Thought Police!" Germans Rage As New Hate Speech Law Backfires

According to Germany's top-selling, and most popular newspaper, Bild, the new German law meant to curtail online hate speech is "stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted."

The law which took effect on Jan. 1 can impose fines of up to 50 million euros ($60 million) on sites that fail to remove hate speech promptly and threatens the profitability of such social media giants as Twitter and Facebook.

"Please spare us the thought police!" read the headline in Wednesday's Bild above an article that called the law a "sin" against freedom of opinion enshrined in Germany's constitution, Reuters reported.

Jan 07 13:15

Ruchir Sharma forecast the top 10 Economic trends of 2018

Looking at the likely big trends in 2018.

As the new year rolls outs, NDTV’s Prannoy Roy has a fascinating discussion with author and global investor Ruchir Sharma about his 2017 prediction, which was 90 percent accurate and his forecast of top 10 economic trends for 2018. From global growth to whether unemployment will fall or rise this year to the stock market, they look at the likely big trends.

Jan 07 10:42

Holocaust Revisionist Monika Schaefer Arrested in Germany and Placed in Solitary Confinement for Thought Crime

I was asked by a reader on the Darkmoon site to run an article on Monika Shaeffer, the Canadian Holocaust revisionist famous for her controversial video, “Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust.” Until recently, like everyone else I know, I had no idea that Monika Schaefer had fallen into deep trouble.

A series of emails suddenly began entering my inbox last week, giving me the shocking news that Monika Schaefer, on a Christmas visit from Canada to Germany, the country of her ancestors, had suddenly been arrested in a courthouse in Munich. Here she had gone to attend the trial of Sylvia Stolz for alleged Holocaust denial, one of several other well-behaved citizens, sitting there quietly and not expecting any trouble.

Jan 07 09:55

'Merkel will lead campaign AGAINST EU integration' Harvard professor predicts shock U-turn

ANGELA Merkel who has been a central architect at the heart of the European Project during her tenure as German Chancellor will shock Brussels by refusing to go ahead with integration, according to a leading Harvard professor.

Jan 07 09:54

'Europe's once-most secure leader now HUMILIATED' Merkel undermined ahead of crucial talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel - weakened by a humiliating election setback in September - has fallen from "Europe's most powerful leader to one of its most insecure".

According to John Simpson, the BBC's World Affairs editor, Mrs Merkel's second bid to build a coalition government "is not looking good".

Talks to form another 'grand coalition' with the Social Democrats (SPD) are set to begin tomorrow, but experts believe any deal struck will be voted down by party members.

Simpson told Radio 4's Today programme: "No-one would have predicted it, but she is far less secure in her job than Theresa May is in hers.

Jan 07 09:14

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR ASSOCIATE AND THE GERMAN BDS MOVEMENT

Here are a few examples. In Germany, the BDS movement has Evelyn Hecht-Galinski at its service. She is the daughter of Heinz Galinski, a former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and chairman of the Jewish congregation of Berlin, who was one of the greatest and outspoken fighters against any form of anti-Semitism.

Jan 06 08:39

Epiphany? Rice calls for cooperation with Russia

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called for cooperation with Russia, but not forgetting its "dark sides".

According to the former diplomat, Berlin and Washington should be consistent and unified with respect to Moscow. At the same time "the Germans are very friendly and would like rapprochement between the two countries."

"Russia needs not to be isolated" Rice stressed, countries must look for areas in which cooperation is possible.

Jan 06 08:37

Four Key Stumbling Blocks in Upcoming Talks to Form German Coalition

While the CDU and SPD parties are getting ready to start talks on the formation of a new government on Sunday, the situation is complicated by the fact that the two political forces have very different opinions on a number of issues - from migration to European integration. Some of them might become sticking points during the upcoming negotiations.

Jan 05 11:13

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It

People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.

Electricity prices in the country went negative for many customers - as in, below zero - on Sunday and Monday, because the country's supply of clean, renewable power actually outstripped demand, according to The New York Times.

Jan 05 11:01

Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugees

Violent crime rose by about 10 percent in 2015 and 2016, a study showed. It attributed more than 90 percent of that to young male refugees.

Jan 05 09:17

Angela Merkel facing fresh coalition battle as Hungary’s Orban hits out at migrant policy

EU REBEL Viktor Orban is set to arrive in Germany today to offer his views on defending Europe’s borders as Angela Merkel faces growing pressure to toughen her immigration stance.

Jan 05 06:04

She apologized to her mom on youtube – and was thrown in maximum security prison (By Dr. Kevin Barrett)

Another snake masquerading as a “State Prosecutor” accompanied by 3 heavily armed thugs handcuffed Monika and dragged her away. When my sister protested that she is a free person from Canada and had done nothing wrong, the “State Prosecutor” snake told her, “if you wanted to stay free you should have stayed in Canada”. (Welcome to Holocaust country). Now they have moved Monika Schaefer to the high security prison in Munich and will keep her there indefinitely. Monika is accused of making an apology to her own dear mother. The title of the video was “Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust“.

Jan 04 08:26

Merkel under pressure as German violent crime SURGE blamed on refugees

GERMAN refugees have been blamed by a government report for a surge in violent crime, heaping more pressure on Angela Merkel over her immigration stance.

Jan 03 15:28

German hate speech law tested as Twitter blocks satire account

A German satirical magazine’s Twitter account was blocked after it parodied anti-Muslim comments, the publication said on Wednesday, in what the national journalists association said showed the downside of a new law against online hate speech.

Titanic magazine was mocking Beatrix von Storch, a member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, who accused police of trying “to appease the barbaric, Muslim, rapist hordes of men” by putting out a tweet in Arabic.

Twitter briefly suspended her account and prosecutors are examining if her comments amount to incitement to hatred.

Jan 03 08:42

All over for Merkel? Europhile tipped for next leader as nation loses faith in Chancellor

ANGELA Merkel could be replaced as Chancellor by Germany’s arch-europhile defence minister as the nation loses faith in her ability to form a Government.

Jan 03 08:17

German neo-Nazi lawmaker charged with hate speech is big Israel fan

A neo-Nazi member of Germany’s parliament who has been charged by police with inciting hatred against Muslims is a big fan of Israel.

Beatrix von Storch was suspended from Twitter and Facebook after she slammed police in the city of Cologne for this tweet – one of several put out in various languages – wishing the city’s residents happy new year in Arabic:

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